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Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan successfully test-launched a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead on Wednesday morning.

In the second missile test this month, the medium-range ballistic missile Hatf-4 (or Shaheen-I) was tested in the framework of military exercises.

Pakistan’s defense establishment said the missile, which has a range of 700 kilometers (437 miles), was launched successfully.

Earlier this month, Pakistani military forces test-fired a ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 kilometers (810 miles).

The test was a flexing of muscles towards Pakistan’s neighboring rival, India.

It was conducted two days after India successfully tested the interception of a ballistic missile.